Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is a Government organization that recruits staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.

SSC broadly conducts two types of examinations.

  • SSC CGL exam
  • SSC Combined Matric Level Examination i.e. SSC 10+2

Overview :-

The Examination is conducted in 4 tiers, which are:–

  1. Tier 1 (Preliminary Exam)
  2. Tier 2 (Mains)
  3. Tier 3 (Descriptive)
  4. Tier 4 (DEST⁄CPT)

                                      SSC CGL Tier–1 Exam

PartSubjectQuestionsMarksTime Duration
2General Awareness25501 hour
3Quantitative Aptitude2550 

Time Allowed: – 2 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH candidates)

Paper Mode: – Exam will be conducted offline and questions will be of objective type multiple choice. Candidates can choose their medium as Hindi or English.

Negative Marking: – 0.25 Marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

                                              SSC CGL Tier-II Exam

Tier-II – Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type): Tier-II exam is conducted over a period of two days. The written exam will consist of objective-type papers of 2 hours for all and 2 hours 40mins for visually handicapped.

Sr. NoName of SubjectsNo. of questionsMaximum Marks
1Quantitative Ability100200
2English Language & Comprehension200200
4General Studies (Finance and Economics)(May change)200


Mode of ExaminationScheme of ExaminationMarksTime
Pen and PaperDescriptive Paper in English/Hindi100 1 hour
  • It is compulsory for all the posts.
  • The qualifying marks in Tier–III would be 33 per cent.


Mode of ExaminationSyllabusTime
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)Word⁄Excel/PowerPoint45 mins
  • Data Entry skills test is only for post of Tax assistant.
  • Computer proficiency test for the pot of Assistant in CSS.
  • This test is qualifying in nature.
  • List of SSC CGL Interview & Non–interview post
  • SSC CGL has interview & Non–interview post.


Educational Qualification

  • For the post of Compiler: Bachelors degree from any recognized university with Economics⁄Statistics⁄Mathematics as compulsory or elective subject.
  • For the post of Statistical Investigator Grade – II: Bachelors degree in any discipline from a recognized University with:
    At least 60% in Mathematics at 12th Standard level OR Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
  • For all other posts: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any other equivalent qualification.

Key Benefits :-

  • Salary of SSC CGL Officer is really very high with multiple benefits.
  • Financial stability is guaranteed under this cadre.
  • SSC keeps conducting grade–wise departmental competitive exams for existing Central Government staff members. This provides them with ample growth prospects.